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From a brief appearance on Netflix to $1.1 million in crowdfunding, this 'ultimate travel bag' has become a favorite item of hardcore minimalists

Every once in a while a product comes along that really catches my attention. In this case it's a bag, but not just any bag. It's a travel bag that has been featured in a popular Netflix documentary, been praised by the world's best-known minimalists, and raised over $1.1 million on the …

Minimalism

Get a Mighty portable Spotify player for $68.80

It's like an iPod Shuffle for your Spotify library -- with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi! Plus: A sweet deal on Lightning earphones, a sweet deal on a car charger and a free game!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find</i> …

The $90 sound bar everyone flipped out over is back on Amazon

Do you know how many sound bars there are on Amazon? Do you know how difficult it is to be a best-seller in that category? Well, you’re going to be …

Tech Trends

The best plug-in smart outlet

<i>By Rachel Cericola</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here</i>.<p>After spending over 22 hours plugging in …

$30 device gives your home WiFi a huge boost

No matter how good your home Wi-Fi router is, there always seem to be a few dead spots you can never reach unless you want to dump hundreds of …

Wi-Fi

MacTrast Deals: Softorino YouTube Converter: No Wi-Fi, No Problem

The Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac allows you to download and import YouTube videos directly into iTunes, your Mac, or iOS device for viewing …

Switchmate Power Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

Switchmate's first device, a retrofit smart switch release in Summer 2016, wasn't elegant, but it was impressively simple. All you had to do was magnet it over a conventional light switch, and it would add automation to your overhead lights -- no install necessary.<p>But now Switchmate is getting more …

This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be …

MacTrast Deals PRICE DROP: Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter for 13″ Macbook Air

The Nifty MiniDrive MicroSD Card Adapter for 13″ Macbook Air is a MicroSD card adapter that seamlessly plugs into your MacBook, giving you up to …

25 Cheap Tech Products That Make Life Easier

Consumer Tech

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

Get your must-have widgets here.<p>With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an …

This $17 gadget is the best thing that ever happened to your HDTV

Regardless of how impressive you think your current HDTV is right now, a single $17 purchase will have an immediate and dramatic impact on your …

How to add 200GB to your Macbook, minus the bulk

We live in a time of self-driving cars and video-recording drones. So it seems a bit primitive that we're still augmenting our computer storage with USB drives. The Nifty MiniDrive offers a better storage solution for Macbook owners, and it's just $33.99—the lowest price on the web—for a limited …

Powerful little stand charges Apple Watch and iPhone together

I think I expected too much of the Trident Valet, but now that we’ve gotten past our initial squabbling, I think we’ll be just fine.<p>The Apple Watch stand/case/charger, which has its own self-contained charger and an auxiliary port that lets you power up a second device while you top off your watch, …

Smartwatches

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

OnePlus One Review: The CyanogenMod Powered Smartphone That Outclasses The Android Competition

OnePlus has managed to create a bit of a buzz around their latest smartphone. Called ‘One’ (but I’ll go with the OnePlus One for most of this review to avoid the confusion with HTC) this is a handset that goes out of its way to be attractive. The styling is simple but functional, the specs are …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Instacube photo frame finally shipping, will arrive with support for video

Well, that took awhile. Remember Instacube, the purpose-built digital photo frame designed to pull images directly from your Instagram feed? The Android-powered photo screen found itself short on both funding and manufacturing options last summer. These issues set production back almost a year, but …